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MandatorV8
03-10-2008, 20:05
Check out this thread on Key - some excellent pics including aerial obliques:

http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/showthread.php?t=84833

keithnewsome
29-12-2008, 23:57
How about, just for you, a photo of the large flying boat hangar, Seletar, 1953. Keith.

http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii58/keithnewsome/special/singhangar.jpg

NJR
22-11-2009, 16:47
Singapore "A" type hangar

Found these recently, sent to me by the owner a few years ago. He was asking what type of hangar it was, I said "A" type?

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t145/ryan7480_bucket/P2050029.jpg

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t145/ryan7480_bucket/P2050030.jpg

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t145/ryan7480_bucket/P2050037.jpg

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t145/ryan7480_bucket/P2050039.jpg

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t145/ryan7480_bucket/P2050045.jpg

NJR

John Cooper
24-11-2009, 20:06
RAF Seletar Singapore, my thanks to Geoff Cole who took this photo in the late 1940s

http://inlinethumb61.webshots.com/26940/1047562094035970728S600x600Q85.jpg (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/1047562094035970728Xhkpat)

John Cooper
28-11-2009, 20:45
How about, just for you, a photo of the large flying boat hangar, Seletar, 1953. Keith.

http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii58/keithnewsome/special/singhangar.jpg

The picture from Keith above holds many memories for me as this was my first 'proper' posting in the RAF 205/209 Squadron [Far East Flying Boat Wing] at the age of 18. I have many photos of this Squadron if anyone is interested, just click on th Seletar badge there are several pages

http://thumb8.webshots.net/s/thumb3/6/44/92/35864492cYMNaU_th.jpg (http://rides.webshots.com/album/35863241TEEChG)

keithnewsome
02-03-2010, 23:13
John. I have just looked through all 287 of your photos from this period, very very nice for those who were there at the time, thank you, that does not include me, my interest comes from a collection of photos i have had the good fortune to be allowed access to in the recent past, some of which are from the same place, same era !
A lot of these photos I have used in threads in various aviation forum, so you may have seen these before ?
A couple from the same place , same time .....
Firstly a photo of FEFBW Seletar sometime ????

http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii58/keithnewsome/special/FEFBW2.jpg

And the Coronation flypast 1953 !

http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii58/keithnewsome/special/singapore72.jpg

John Cooper
02-03-2010, 23:31
Nice shots Keith, thanks!

I would think the Squadron photo too was early 50's [maybe 1953/54] as some of the bods are still wearing the 'chip bag hats' as well as berets

Peter Kirk
03-03-2010, 21:57
So glad I saw one of those things in flight. Okay it was a Sandringham but it is similar enough. Even flew over our house in Dartford.

Daveg4otu
03-03-2010, 22:35
That's Kallang airport -I spent many hours watching planes land there in 1953/4....my father was on a RASC supply ship(The "Malplaquet") and when the ship was in we used to go on board - it was always anchored out in the harbour just to the left (in photo) of the approach.

On 13 March 54 we watched as a BOAC Connie (G-ALAM) landed short , hit the seawall and cartwheeled down the runway.

Roger Ramjet
01-04-2011, 21:49
Seletar Singapore
Has anyone got any pics of this airfield during its use by the RAF?

Roger Ramjet

John Cooper
01-04-2011, 22:12
Nearly 300 here from my own collection or those that have been sent to me running from late 1940;s to early 1960's
http://rides.webshots.com/album/3583241TEEChG

Roger Ramjet
04-04-2011, 10:27
wow. amazing.


tahnks John

Richard Flagg
27-01-2012, 15:26
I saw this photo on the key thread taken by Keith Newsome - I hope he doesn't mind me posting it here too!

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb198/Flyer719/ALL%20OTHER%20PHOTOS/Keith%20Newsome/seletar.jpg

Richard Flagg
28-01-2012, 14:42
Steve Slater (low'n'slow) from the key forum has kindly allowed me to post the photos he took in September 2008 on this thread. Many thanks to Steve for allowing me to do this.

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb198/Flyer719/ALL%20OTHER%20PHOTOS/Steve%20Slater/Image012-1.jpg

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb198/Flyer719/ALL%20OTHER%20PHOTOS/Steve%20Slater/Image013-1.jpg

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb198/Flyer719/ALL%20OTHER%20PHOTOS/Steve%20Slater/Image014.jpg

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb198/Flyer719/ALL%20OTHER%20PHOTOS/Steve%20Slater/Image017-2.jpg

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb198/Flyer719/ALL%20OTHER%20PHOTOS/Steve%20Slater/Image018.jpg

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb198/Flyer719/ALL%20OTHER%20PHOTOS/Steve%20Slater/Image019.jpg

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb198/Flyer719/ALL%20OTHER%20PHOTOS/Steve%20Slater/Image003-3.jpg



And finally one of the Sunset Bar, Republic of Singapore Flying Club, Seletar!

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb198/Flyer719/ALL%20OTHER%20PHOTOS/Steve%20Slater/0505SingporeFlyingClub.jpg

Stevo
21-02-2012, 15:11
There's another picture of Seletars Watch Office with Tower 206/36? on this page, scroll down a bit

http://81squadron.com/raf_seletar.htm

;)

P Bellamy
06-05-2012, 21:45
Hangar at Seletar demolished:

http://firstcutproduction.wordpress.com/2012/05/01/goodbye-seletar/

PETERTHEEATER
07-05-2012, 05:26
The depressing march of progress!

Richard Flagg
24-06-2015, 20:16
These shots were taken by Geoff Smart, a friend of Herbert Watson who was with him in Germany post-war. They were together with 3 Sqn then Herbert and Geoff Smart who took these shots moved to another outfit which was some kind of MU unit. Geoff Smart was tasked with taking these shots at RAF Butterworth, Malaya. The aerial shots of the Beaufighters were taken from the Harvard shown at RAF Butterworth.

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb198/Flyer719/MALAYSIA/Butterworth/ps_2015_03_17___12_11_56.jpg

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb198/Flyer719/MALAYSIA/Butterworth/ps_2015_03_17___12_11_15.jpg

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb198/Flyer719/MALAYSIA/Butterworth/ps_2015_03_17___12_10_37.jpg

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb198/Flyer719/MALAYSIA/Butterworth/ps_2015_03_17___12_09_46.jpg

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb198/Flyer719/MALAYSIA/Butterworth/ps_2015_03_17___12_09_01.jpg

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb198/Flyer719/MALAYSIA/Butterworth/ps_2015_03_17___12_04_06.jpg

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb198/Flyer719/MALAYSIA/Butterworth/ps_2015_03_17___12_07_43.jpg

Photos sent to me for use on the forum and in our magazine by Gary Watson.

Bomber
24-06-2015, 20:57
Hi Guys is Herbert Wattson the same man who worked for Rolls Royce & lived in Hucknall Notts ?
if so then I new him along with Barry Brown & we all belonged to The Nottingham Aviation Society .
All three of us often would visit old airfields .
Regards ,
Bomber .

LaurieB
29-06-2015, 06:54
These shots were taken by Geoff Smart, a friend of Herbert Watson who was with him in Germany post-war. They were together with 3 Sqn then Herbert and Geoff Smart who took these shots moved to another outfit which was some kind of MU unit. Geoff Smart was tasked with taking these shots at RAF Butterworth, Malaya. The aerial shots of the Beaufighters were taken from the Harvard shown at RAF Butterworth.

Photos sent to me for use on the forum and in our magazine by Gary Watson.

Hi Richard.

Some very good photos there but are you sure they were taken at Butterworth?

The reason I ask is that the background scenery does not resemble the scenery in the area around Butterworth. Your mention of an MU also seems to point towards Seletar at Singapore as there was no MU at Butterworth. I think the 'Z' code on the refuelling vehicle also points to Seletar as does the control tower in the last, Harvard, shot. AFAIK, that type of tower was not built at Butterworth.

Good, historical photos. Thanks for posting.

PETERTHEEATER
29-06-2015, 14:41
During Operation Firedog the west end of the east/west runway was used as the main parking area at B'worth and Penang Island was distinctively in the background of any photo taken between SW and NW. Looking west to the (old) east end was coconut plantations rising inland to jungle hills. South was padi and NW to NE base infrastructure and rubber plantations and I think that Laurie is correct in that these shots are not Butterworth.

The CT should be a positive indicator but I think it was relocated post Firedog when the N/S runway was upgraded for jet ops.

Paul Francis
29-06-2015, 18:42
Agree with the above comments Seletar did have a 'fort' tower